Movies with The Greatest Visual Effects


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Great movie... I'll waiting the transformer 3 dark of the moon
Trashing huge robot trucks has gotta be worth SOMETHING! I can't wait for transFARMERS (from Corner Gas)


Nothing can match this movie particularly dark of the moon.
Just got pissed in the driller scenes

2Jurassic Park
Yes, Transformers may have awesome and stylish visuals, but what about the film that made these elements strong enough to inspire movies like Titanic, Lord of the Rings, Avatar, The Star Wars Prequels E.T.C.

In my personal opinion, Jurassic Park will remain the father of recent special effects and I'm glad Steven Spielberg made it possible. Also, it gave us a more realistic approach of dinosaurs and the result was terrifying and breathtaking.


After 65 Millon Years they were back


Great visuals, especially from a film in the early 90's because it didn't have what Transformers and other recent films have today. It was just so realistic.


James cameron sacrificed so much for this movie! And it came out good!
Visual effects, Great Storyline & massive Gross Revenue, what more could you want!
James Cameron has done it again


James cameron sacrificed so much for this movie! And it came out good!
Visual effects, Great Storyline & massive Gross Revenue, what more could you want!
James Cameron has done it again
Wow. The visuals are so amazing. No wonder it won best Visual effects at the Oscars. They look gorgeous.

4The Matrix
This movie is a champion in every way including visual effects


Bullet time was awesome and dynamic on so many levels.
Really other awesome effects added too.


5Star Wars
Hey, ever heard of ILM? It stands for Industrial light and magic and has done special effects to almost all big movies released after Star Wars, including harry potter, jurassic park, Indiana jones, pirates of the caribbean, avatar and hundreds others. Just name a movie, theyve done it! Without star wars special effects as we know it wouldn't exist! Think about it!
There are movies that came out in the 2000's that have inferior Special Effects to this 1977 masterpiece

6Terminator 2: Judgment Day
this piece of excellency and shear of what hollywood is
made in 1991 best before the world knew whats special and visual effects


This should be number 1. Because in 1991 is not technological days. It shows how hard to try make this movie...
This movie set a new standard of visual graphics for the movie industry. In 1991 these were top notch and can even compete in 2014!

The special effects are so real looking.

We can't imagine how hard was record this movie. They didn't have ship or ocean or anything, but they recorded one of the greatest movies ever!


I just LOVE titanic. EOS.


for that year it was the bomb


Amazing Effects
Insane...1979 was it? Looks more like 2020 or something! Great effects, if you watched it at that time when it was released I am sure you would have been scared to death!

10The Thing

The Contenders

11The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

12Saving Private Ryan


14Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest

15Total Recall

16Mortal Kombat

17Final Destination 5

18Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

19Artificial Intelligence: AI

20Superman: The Movie

21Iron Man

222001 - A Space Odyssey
No idea why Twilight is on here. You might as well put Love Actually on here. This movie is still very good in terms of the visuals. Quite the spectacle after all these years.


Who the hell put Transformers at the top? Everyone with half a brain knows that was garbage.

23Blade Runner

24The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

25The Dark Knight

26The Black Hole

27The Nightmare Before Christmas

28The Fifth Element


30Pearl Harbor

31I, Robot

32Transformers: Dark of the Moon

33The Wolverine

Everything feels so real... The lighting and the physics of the movie are just perfect... If you watch transformers closely you can make out its animation.. It looks so stupid



37Dick Tracy

38Starship Troopers

39Lord Of The Rings - The Return of The King
this one of a kind peace biggest worth are not the visual effects but still they are fabulous


Great Graphics In the Fights... Great Acting And Even Great Acting...


This is the best war movie that sets a good effects
[Newest]It had Gollum, enough said.


40Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl


42Real Steel


44Naked Lunch

45The Avengers

46Tron: Legacy

47Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides

48Iron Man 2

49The Golden Compass

50How to Train Your Dragon







57Die Hard

58Back to the Future Part II

59X2 - X-Men United


61Death Becomes Her

62Batman Returns



65Apollo 13

We watched this movie in science class


67The Lost World: Jurassic Park

68What Dreams May Come

69Hollow Man

70War of the Worlds


72Jurassic Park III

73The Hills Have Eyes
I was shaking as I watched this movie

74Wrong Turn

75Wrong Turn 2: Dead End

76Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

77Pirates of the Caribbean - At World's End



80The Matrix Reloaded


The special effects of this movie aren't that great compared to today's movies, but if you take into consideration the fact that it's from 1927, you can understand how amazing they are.

83Iron Man 3
The effects a better than its prequels

84Pacific Rim
Watch this movie and try not to be in awe


86Godzilla (2014)
Only one word can explain the pure genius and visuals of godzilla 2014. SPECTACULAR!

87Kon Tiki

Okay so we have ra. One and magadheera before interstellar! What has the world come to?

Graphics are better but could have been more better specially in spider
Man 3...


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